French Chalet Rental Specialist OVO Network Launches Summer 2022 with almost 300 Properties

French Chalet Rental Specialist OVO Network Launches Summer 2022 with almost 300 Properties

image: C OVO Network Chalet Rocalillie Lodge

French Chalet specialist OVO Network launch their summer season with a record number of properties available to rent and rather than preventing growth, state that the pandemic has increased the popularity of both renting and owning chalets.

As the world entered an era in which people wanted to escape to nature, to get in touch with loved ones, or simply to reconnect with themselves, renting a chalet in France has grown in popularity. Plus, now, more than ever, owners of chalets are benefitting from renting out their chalets year-round.

Louis Andrews, Operations Director of OVO Network comments, “This winter season has seen a huge increase in demand – both from the French market and from overseas visitors.

“Fresh air, healthy living and accommodation with private facilities were key requirements at the height of the pandemic – luxurious Alpine chalets tick all of these boxes. As a result, demand for many of our properties was so great, that at certain periods we could have sold them several times over. Also, with our ‘OVO Verified’ status our guests are guaranteed the safety of their money when making chalet bookings with us*.

“Throughout the pandemic we took a bold stance to expand our programme, rather than reduce it. We took on new properties, introduced new destinations such as St Gervais and Chatel and more owners chose to work with us because of our expertise in the chalet rental market. This has paid off, with our chalet owners attracting strong bookings throughout the ski season and going forward into summer and autumn 2022.”

OVO Network has availability throughout the year at nearly 300 chalets across the French Alps, including:

Grand for Groups, Le Grand Bornand

Chalet Happyview in Le Grand BornandEnjoy a pool, gym, home cinema and sauna at this lavishly restored 440m2 chalet from which to explore the Aravis mountains; there are also Cool for Kids facilities.** Sleeps up to 23 guests. Stay 7 nights from 12th June for €6390 [£5394/£235pp], €8490 for 20th August 2022.

https://www.ovonetwork.com/en/chalets/france/le-grand-bornand/chalet-happyview

 

McCanna Lodge – Manigod

Offering wonderful views of the beautiful Manigod valley, this spacious chalet offers a jacuzzi, games room, TV lounge and an impressive master suite. Sleeping up to 11 guests, there are also Cool for Kids facilities.**

7-nights rental from 16th July 2022 – €3590/ 7-nights rental from 27th August 2022 – €3290

https://www.ovonetwork.com/en/chalets/france/manigod/mccanna-lodge

Chalet Gueret – Morzine

A gorgeous farmhouse, stylishly modernised to offer comfortable accommodation for up to 14 guests, with a sauna, summer swimming pool, beautiful gardens and panoramic views.

7-nights rental from 11th June 2022 – €3490/ 7-nights rental from 20th August 2022 – €5890

https://www.ovonetwork.com/en/chalets/france/morzine/chalet-gueret

 

Summer in Saint Gervais

Rocalillie Lodge has incredible views of Mont Blanc, an outdoor pool and hot tub, a sumptuous cinema room and is set in a large garden just outside St Gervais les Bains. Sleeps up to 14 guests.
7-nights rental from 25th June 2022 – €4290/ 7-nights rental from 27th August 2022 – €4590

https://www.ovonetwork.com/en/chalets/france/saint-gervais/rocalillie-lodge

Property Owners looking to rent out their own chalets via OVO Network receive a complete marketing, booking and management solution that makes it easy to successfully rent out a chalet. Dedicated to the Alps, OVO Network provides a sophisticated solution that covers everything from high quality photography and tailored marketing to bilingual guest communications and legal requirements. Plus, OVO Network owners can use their property whenever they choose.

**Cool for Kids- OVO Network Cool for Kids chalets offer a range of facilities for families holidaying with children, including black out blinds, bottle warmers, games and toys, plus extras such as Playstations, table tennis and table football.

www.ovonetwork.com


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OVO Network in Numbers:

  • 296 properties, 175+ added since March 2020
  • 45 destinations
  • 185 pets hosted winter 21-22
  • 22% increase in chalet bookings winter 2021-22 vs 2020-21
  • 50% of bookings were made more than three months before the arrival date – with bookings made, on average 142 days before arrival 2021-2022 season vs 117 days last year 2020-2021
  • 10000+ guests season 2021-22, up 74% on same period 2020-21
  • 38 Chalets offer the ‘Cool for Kids’ status

Notes:

*OVO Verified Properties offers the following guarantees:

100% certainty that the property is genuine, and monies are safe: Every OVO Verified Property has been visited and checked by OVO Network Team. Instant, secure online payment.

For case studies, images or more information please contact:

Vanessa Fisher PR: vanessa@vanessafisher.com 07957 618525

VoulezVous Stay in Tignes, At Easter?

VoulezVous Stay in Tignes, At Easter?

VoulezVous Stay in Tignes, At Easter?
Offers from the resort’s newest hotel & most striking chalets

VoulezVous, Tignes’ newest hotel, has some great offers in place for Easter holidays, with complimentary upgrades thrown in, subject to availability. For example, stay for a week (9-16 April) and pay for just six nights, with rates starting from Euros 391 (approx. £322) per night for two people sharing a double room on a half-board basis. Alternatively, families can book a Junior Suite that sleeps two adults and two kids comfortably paying Euros 571 (approx. £478) per night on a half-board basis.

VoulezVous – Spa swimming pool & Privilege guest room

VoulezVous, which opened in December 2021, is a totally new build property in a great location in Tignes Le Lac, being just 50 metres from the slopes and 200 metres from the lift. In stark contrast to much of the traditional accommodation in the resort, VoulezVous has funky contemporary interiors and styles itself as an entertainment hotel.

There is live music in the Icebreaker bar every Thursday to Saturday, the Il Savoia restaurant combines the best of French and Italian cuisines, and there are two private rooms that can be hired by families or groups for film nights or karaoke sessions. VoulezVous has its own Ski Salon where it’s possible to rent and buy equipment, as well as pick up lift passes, and there is a 600 square metre modern spa, complete with indoor pool and water jets, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna, as well as a Technogym-equipped workout room, for post ski relaxation.

For those who prefer to stay in their own private accommodation when they ski, there is Carte Blanche, a range of exquisite chalets with striking, imaginative interiors that provide amazing levels of comfort, as well as a full concierge service. The chalets can be rented on a catered (B&B or half-board) or self-catered basis.

Carte Blanche : Chalet Rock ‘n’ Love & Chalet Husky

This Easter, Carte Blanche is offering a 25% discount on various chalets at the Black Diamond Residence, as long as the Excellence package is purchased. Excellence includes a VIP welcome, signature breakfast, afternoon tea “après-ski”, a daily selection of wines, evening meal, the assistance of the guest experience team, daily housekeeping services and a “Clarins” beauty package. Rates start at Euros 1500 (rather than Euros 2000) per night, with the chalets sleeping between 8 (Banksy Chalet) and 19 (Raven Chalet) guests.

Visit the relevant websites for more details:

https://www.voulezvous-hotel.com
https://carte-blanche.com

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Notes for Editors

VoulezVous and Carte Blanche are two of the core brands belonging to Les Etincelles, a new – and fast expanding – collection of properties, all based in snow-sure locations in the French Alps, that includes hotels, chalets and residences; many are ski in-out and all are within 200 metres of the slopes.

The company currently has properties in Tignes and La Plagne, but Les Etincelles is aiming to have accommodation in another six high-altitude French resorts (namely La Rosière, Les Arcs, Les 2 Alpes, Alpe d’Huez, Val d’Isère and Val Thorens) within the next five years.

Tignes is in the Savoie department of the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. Known as a snow-sure ski resort, it has the highest skiable area in Europe, as well as the longest ski season. Along with neighbouring Val d’Isère, it forms the “Espace Killy” ski area; together they create a single skiable area of over 300 kilometres of piste.

There are good transport links to Tignes, via Chambéry, Lyon and Geneva.

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For images, press information and to discuss press visits, please contact:

Sue Heady at Heady Communications at sue@headycommunications.com or
Vanessa Fisher PR at vanessa@vanessafisher.com

New for Summer 2020 – Trail Weekend, Yoga & Well-being break and Music Festival from 5* Armancette Hotel & Spa Resort – Saint Nicolas de Véroce- France

New for Summer 2020 – Trail Weekend, Yoga & Well-being break and Music Festival from 5* Armancette Hotel & Spa Resort – Saint Nicolas de Véroce- France

Despite the current closure due to Covid19, L’Armancette 5* Hotel, Chalets and Spa remains focussed on a summer 2020 re-opening and with this in mind they have created three ‘themed’ breaks, two with mountain experts: a New Trail weekend, a Yoga & wellbeing break and a stay to co-incide with the 11th annual Music Festival Musique & Patrimoine.

Named after a local glacier,5* L’Armancette has just 17 intimate, ensuite rooms all individually designed and guests have stunning views out to Mont Blanc, the Dôme de Miage and the Aiguille de Bionnassay mountains.

L’Armancette also includes the gourmet restaurant ‘La Table d’Armante’ with its menu designed by Michelin star chef Antoine Westermann. The hotel sits on the site of the former village bakery and honours this tradition with its own onsite bakery serving bread and pastries to locals each day. In addition, the hotel has a tea room, private wine bar, a full spa with gym and large inside/outside swimming pool.

New for Summer:
Trail Weekend – 5 – 7 June 2020
For runners and mountains lovers; three days dedicated to running in the mountains whilst staying in luxury of the 5-star hotel L’Armancette.
Enjoy 3 days with trail runner François D’Haene (multiple winner of the UTMB – Ultra Trail Mont Blanc race in Chamonix) to include:

• 5 trail running sessions
• Stretching and in-house massage
• Full board in gastronomic restaurant La Table d’Armante
• Tips and advice from François D’Haene
From 1750 euros pp for 2 nights in a double room (2 pax), and from 2 100€ for a single room for 2 nights

Yoga & Mountains 5 -10 July 2020
A stay dedicated to wellbeing: enjoy yoga and the surrounding mountains with Marie Claude Hubert – local Yoga teacher and mountain guide. Combine revitalizing yoga in a peaceful environment with a full program* within the peaceful village setting of Saint Nicolas de Veroce:
• Daily Yoga & meditation sessions
• Mountain walks combined with yoga
• Stand-up paddle yoga on Lake Passy
• Spa in L’Armancette
• Local highlights : Saint Nicolas de Véroce village visit, Saint-Gervais Thermal spa, Tramway du Mont Blanc trip, mountain lunch next to a glacier
From 2015 euros pp in a double room (2 pax) and from 2 970€ in a single room, 5 nights half board including all the above (thermal spa entry/full board/all yoga sessions)

Music Festival 3 – 8 August 2020
For 11 years, This music festival has taken place in Saint-Nicolas, organised by French Pianist Nicole Simon Laroche.
• Daily concerts in a different locations each day including a jazz concert mid-week in La Table d’Armante at L’Armancette restaurant with a special dinner
• A concert in the stunning Saint-Nicolas’ Church.
• Full pass for the music festival
From 1 425€ pp in a double room (2 pax) and from 2 475 euros pp in a single room, 5 nights B&B plus jazz night at La Table d’Armante and a pass for the festival

https://www.musique-patrimoine-mtblanc.com/

www.armancette.com

Full *yoga itinerary available if required

Images available of Francois d’Haene and Marie Claude Hubert

Whilst the hotel remains closed due to Covid19, the following virtual tours are available to see inside the hotel:

– Reception and Bakery

https://www.tartinvillephoto.com/visite-virtuelle/armancette-hotel-chalet-spa-la-reception-et-la-table-darmante/

 

– Swimming Pool and Spa

https://www.tartinvillephoto.com/visite-virtuelle/piscine-spa-salle-de-sport/

 – le 2ème étage

https://www.tartinvillephoto.com/visite-virtuelle/armancette-hotel-chalet-spa-au-2eme-etage-nos-chambres-familiales-et-duplex/

 – le 1er étage

https://www.tartinvillephoto.com/visite-virtuelle/premier-etage/

 – le parking

https://www.tartinvillephoto.com/visite-virtuelle/parking-armancette/

Property of the Week: Villa Mas Peyloubet

Property of the Week: Villa Mas Peyloubet

Mas Peyloubet is an incredibly special, large property for sale in the Grasse region of France, with the Main House, which dates back to the eighteenth century, offering spectacular panoramic sea views.

The Main House has five ensuite bedrooms, a large and wonderful kitchen, sitting room, TV room and in addition, the Olive Grove Apartment having a further two bedrooms and a bathroom.

The extensive garden within 1.4 hectares of grounds, consists of a large salt water pool, outdoor summer kitchen, terrain de boules, table tennis and a flat lawn where you can play a friendly game of croquet and enjoy the sun.

Erna Low Property is selling this property for €4.8m – either as a successful guest house business or a private residence.

James Ross, Sales Director at Erna Low Property comments, “Mas Peyloubet has it in abundance, when pondering what the ultimate south of France hideaway would consist of. Not only are the views to the Mediterranean and over to Grasse spectacular, but the house with its warm living areas and ‘jump into bed and sleep forever’ bedrooms, is a haven from the outside world. The olive grove and salt water swimming pool are the icing on the cake on what can only be described as paradise on earth. We are excited to have this property for sale, it really is a dream property to own.”

Mas Peyloubet is perfectly located to take advantage of the best of the South of France:
Nice International Airport and Cannes are 30 minutes away and the closest village is Valbonne, 10 minutes away and Grasse or Mougin are both just 15 minutes away.

Further details:

Both the living room and dining room open onto the outside sitting area, shaded under arches from the hot sun with Indonesian and Moroccan furniture. The area looks out onto a lawn; steps lead off the lawn up to the swimming pool, situated on a higher level. To the left of the entrance hall is a television room and study.

The grounds are set on 1.4 hectares with sea views and are made up of terraces with old dry stone walls, lavender, roses and over 250 ancient olive trees that are harvested at the end of the year and pressed at a local mill into the most wonderful virgin cold pressed olive oil – there are also fig and orange trees where the current owner makes their own jam, chutney and marmalade.

The Belleview Apartment:
A separate outhouse for a caretaker, or additional rooms consisting of living room, kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom with its own driveway and parking. It is possible to create a gym or an office in this very usable space.

https://www.ernalowproperty.com/south-of-france/property/9199039-villa-peyloubet-cote-d-azur

0207 590 1624

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For Further information or images please contact vanessa@vanessafisher.com 07957 618525

 

Erna Low Property was established to offer customers the opportunity to purchase properties in some of the world’s most beautiful and desirable locations. Whether looking for snow or sun, Erna Low Property helps buyers to choose the perfect property for holidays, retirement or investment.

With over 80 years’ experience, Erna Low Property has a strong knowledge of the French property market at large, with a particular expertise in the French Alps. Erna Low Property specialises in leaseback properties, as well as classic freehold and bare ownership purchases.

Erna Low Property now holds a sizeable portfolio of properties from the French Alps, across Europe and beyond. With their background as a specialist, niche tour operator, Erna Low has been hugely successful in introducing many clients to both property sales and holiday rentals.

 

 

RIGHT ROUND THE CLOCK: THE LES MENUIRES 24 HOURS

RIGHT ROUND THE CLOCK: THE LES MENUIRES 24 HOURS

Ski Resort Les Menuires, in the 3 Valleys ski area in the French Alps, announces a new event for winter season launch, the opening weekend, 8-9 December 2018

This new event, “RIGHT ROUND THE CLOCK: THE LES MENUIRES 24 HOURS” celebrates the opening of the season with a new fun challenge.

Each day – Saturday and Sunday, the ski slopes will be open from 9am to 9pm – 24 hours of glorious fun in the snow for everyone.

Skiers from every walk of life, desperate to get back out on skis that have been put away for way too long, can ski or ride a full 12 hours each day.

Throughout the weekend, there will be pit stops available from food stands serving raclettes and giant fondues.

The La Croisette area will serve as paddock for skiers to check in, service or wax their skis/boards.

Offer – Accommodation & lift pass for the weekend start from 90.80 euros 
 
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For further information or images contact Les Menuires UK PR Vanessa Fisher on vanessa@vanessafisher.com 07957 618525.
If you are interested in a press invite for opening weekend, please contact Vanessa.